The Girl Who Stole my Holocaust

The Girl Who Stole my Holocaust
Publisher: Verso Books
Published Date: 08 July 2013
ISBN-13: 978-1781680889

A moving memoir of Chayut’s journey from eager Zionist conscript of Operation Defensive Shield to leading campaigner against the Israeli occupation. He slowly starts to question his soldier’s calling, Israel’s justifications for invasion, and the ever present problem of historical victimhood

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Reviewed by: Jessica Purkiss

The Girl Who Stole my Holocaust is essentially about an epiphany. Noam Chayut's memoir charts his journey from a battle hardened soldier protecting an illegal occupation into a conscientious man who relentlessly confronts the injustice of that occupation. As the novel progresses through its 36 chapters the reader bears witness to the unravelling...

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